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Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom | Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom | Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of HI San Diego Downtown

HI San Diego Downtown

1.5 star property

8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
Map
521 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 92101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Diego Convention Center10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeaport Village13 min walk
  • Popular LocationBalboa Park16 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)15 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

HI San Diego Downtown is located in Downtown San Diego, a neighborhood in San Diego, and is in the entertainment district and near the airport. San Diego Zoo is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Mission Bay. New Children's Museum and USS Midway Museum are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching. Guests love the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Petco Park - 6 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 10 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 13 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 16 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Park and Market Trolley Station - 7 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 17 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • Werewolf - 2 min walk
  • Le Parfait Paris - 2 min walk
  • Osteria Panevino - 2 min walk
  • Berkeley pizza - 3 min walk
  • Bice Ristorante - 3 min walk

About this property

HI San Diego Downtown

Eco-friendly hostel near San Diego Convention Center
At HI San Diego Downtown, you can look forward to a garden, an arcade/game room, and a library. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as laundry facilities.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Tour/ticket assistance, an elevator, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A TV in the lobby, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Concierge services, a computer station, and ATM/banking services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 48 rooms offer comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like separate sitting areas and separate dining areas.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Separate sitting areas and separate dining areas
  • Communal kitchens, housekeeping, and desks

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Street parking available

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate in-room dining area

Conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping on request
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bedsheets provided

Bathroom

  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Separate dining area
  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Laptop workspace
  • Separate sitting area

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Club Card: USD 4.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 45 mi (72 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property does not accept 3rd party payment options for any bookings.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Hostelling Hostel San Diego International Downtown
Hostelling International San Diego Downtown
Hi Diego Downtown Diego
Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hostel
Hostel HI San Diego Downtown
HI San Diego Downtown San Diego
HI San Diego Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
HI San Diego Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Is HI San Diego Downtown pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at HI San Diego Downtown?

As of Feb 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HI San Diego Downtown on Feb 2, 2023 start from CA $125.82, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at HI San Diego Downtown?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at HI San Diego Downtown?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is HI San Diego Downtown located?

Located in Downtown San Diego, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and San Diego Convention Center. Petco Park and Balboa Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Park and Market Trolley Station is 7 minutes by foot and Gaslamp Quarter Station is 7 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at HI San Diego Downtown and receive a full refund?

Yes, HI San Diego Downtown offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to HI San Diego Downtown cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

8.4

Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 191 out of 405 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 47%
Rating 8 - Good. 133 out of 405 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 33%
Rating 6 - Okay. 49 out of 405 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 16 out of 405 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 16 out of 405 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%

8.4/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.5/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

Andrea

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
i like the location but the area is expected to be crazy but there were people yelling outside through the night
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

8/10 Good

Ethan

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Minimal amenities, but we don't need much. Bring your own laptop, as no radio or TV in room.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Brad

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fun
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

john

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We are older and really enjoyed a room with a bathroom. We consider HI our #1 address to stay for meetings in the SD Convention Center.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Isabel

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed here one night and our room was very clean, and quiet. Only a couple blocks away from petco park. If you’re coming to San Diego and won’t really be in your room, I recommend staying here. Beats all the other prices around.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jamie

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great stay !
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Douglas

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Pierre

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location was excellent to downtown activities.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Adetayo

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jesus Edgar Tavitas Trevi

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022